The Miami Dolphins and head coach Mike McDaniel announced on Monday that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be out during the team’s Week 5 matchup against the New York Jets.
Tagovailoa suffered a severe head injury on Thursday, September 29th, during the team’s 27-15 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals, needing to be carted off on a stretcher and transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was diagnosed with a concussion, was discharged early Friday morning and was allowed to fly home with the Dolphins back to Miami.
McDaniel stated that Tagovailoa’s scans came back clean, including the MRI he underwent in Miami, but that it was too early for him to see the field.
“Right now he is in the building. He’s had a couple good days, but he’s just trying to go through with the proper procedure and protocol so that he’s feeling 100 percent,” McDaniel said. “I know he’s gonna be diligent with it. And if there’s obviously any things that are giving him issues in terms of light and those things, then we will shut that down.”
Veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be the Dolphin’s starting quarterback on the road against the New York Jets on Sunday, October 9th.